The New Preston Women’s Club will hold its autumn meeting Oct. 21.

Members and the public are invited to attend the meeting to be held at the Community House at 27 Church St.

The meeting will include a short business meeting and light refreshments at 6:30 p.m., followed by a program with guest speaker Ann Leary at 7 p.m.

Leary is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel “The Good House,” as well as the novel “Out Takes from a Marriage” and the memoir “An Innocent A Broad.”

Her work has been translated into 18 languages and she has written for the New York Times, Ploughshares, National Public Radio, Redbook and Real Simple, among other publications.

Her novel “The Good House” is in development for a feature film.

“The Children,” a short biography, will be the focus of her presentation to the membership.

Leary and her husband, comedian and actor Denis Leary, live in northwestern Connecticut.